According to a study published by an author from Boston University, high blood sugar and high cholesterol at age 30 may pose higher risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
According to CNN Brasil, the study’s lead author, Lindsay Farrer, head of biomedical genetics at the university, says that through research it has been possible to show for the first time that associations between the rates of cholesterol and glucose levels and the future risk of Alzheimer’s disease extend much earlier in life than expected.
The research further found that people between the ages of 35 and 50 who had high levels of triglycerides, a type of cholesterol found in the blood, and lower levels of “good cholesterol” called high-density lipoprotein, were more likely to to be diagnosed with. illness during a period of old age. In people aged 51 to 60, it was higher blood sugar that increased the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Richard Isaacson, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Clinic at Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt School of Medicine Brain Health Center, said the study provides more “fuel to begin the fight against the disease.” of Alzheimer’s as soon as possible”.